Chadron Man Arrested On Drug And Weapon Charges


      A routine traffic stop early Sunday morning in Chadron for no license plates led to a pair of felony charges against a Chadron man.

     34-year old Nicolas King is being held on single counts of Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony. He also faces infractions for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

     Chadron Police Lt Gabe Walz says when Sgt Patrick Young contacted King, the driver, he detected the odor of burning marijuana from inside the vehicle and noticed a glass marijuana pipe as well. 

     Sgt Young then searched the vehicle and found various forms of drug paraphernalia, 5.5 grams of suspected marijuana, two glass pipes suspected of being used for meth and residue amounts of suspected meth. King was also armed with a handgun.

       King was taken into custody while a female passenger was issued a citation for possession of marijuana.